Lot 58 of 429:
Anne Brigman's Songs of a Pagan rare signed copy w/jacket  

Click image to enlarge
Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$660
Estimate:
$600 - $900

Title:
Songs of a Pagan
Author:
Brigman, Anne
Place:
Caldwell, Idaho
Publisher:
The Caxton Printers, Ltd.
Date:
1949
Description:

90 pp. Illustrated from photographs by the author. (Small 4to), original tan cloth stamped in black and silver, pictorial dust jacket. First Edition.

Signed and inscribed by Brigman opposite the half-title in the year of publication: "Anne Brigman, California 1949." Poems and photographs by the author. Rare signed copy in original jacket.

Anne Wardrope (Nott) Brigman was an American photographer and one of the original members of the Photo-Secession movement in America. Her most famous images were taken between 1900 and 1920, and depict nude women in primordial, naturalistic contexts.  Brigman's deliberately counter-cultural images suggested bohemianism and female liberation. Her work challenged the establishment's cultural norms and defied convention, instead embracing pagan antiquity. The raw emotional intensity and barbaric strength of her photos contrasted with the carefully calculated and composed images of Stieglitz and other modern photographers.Encouraged by her writing instructor, she put together a book of her poems and photographs, Songs of a Pagan. She found a publisher for the book in 1941, but because of World War II the book was not printed until 1949, the year before she died.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Jacket price-clipped with general light wear and soiling, some creasing at edges, minor chips and tears to spine ends, faint foxing at flap folds; cloth with a bit of light soiling and a few small stains to rear board; interior fine; overall about near fine volume in very good jacket.
 
Item number:
306888
Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS Priority Mail. We do NOT ship USPS Media Mail under any circumstances.For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a minimum $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting [email protected] prior to the auction.

 

Terms and conditions

CONTRACTS

All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.

BUYER'S PREMIUM

A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.

ONLINE BIDDING

The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.